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1.      Authors are highly encouraged to submit manuscripts (in MS-Word format) and editorial communications Electronically via Email to or, with a copy to

2.      Manuscript should be clearly typed, double-spaced with wide margins on both sides (1 inch).

3.      The title page (unnumbered) must contain the following information in the given order.

i)                    Title of the paper,

ii)                  Name(s) of author(s), institutional affiliation(s) and full address(es),

iii)                An abstract not exceeding 100 words, keywords and JEL Classification Code,

iv)                A starred footnote on the same page should state acknowledgements, sources of funds, etc. if any. The paper itself should begin on the next page numbered (page 1).

4.      As we follow a double blind refereeing process, page 1 (i.e., the page after the title page) of the paper should contain only the title and not the name(s) of authors.

5.      Brevity in the presentation of the material will be appreciated. Author(s) should ensure that the length of the paper including graphs, tables, figures and references does not exceed 25 printed pages - A4 size in double space (approx. 7000 words).

6.      Authors are requested to follow the Citation and Reference Style as mentioned below.

7.      Authors are requested to double check “References” at the end to maintain consistency of the references with the citations in the text.

  1. After the paper has been finally accepted, authors are expected to send us a hard copy of the paper and the electronic version in MS-Word format. Please note that files in PDF formats are not acceptable for technical reasons.
  2. Two copies of the Journal will be sent to the first author.
  3. The authors are requested to wait at least 4 months after the submission before making enquiries about the status of the paper. The refereeing process generally takes about 6 months time.  
  4. Editorial correspondences should be sent to: or with a copy to .

12.  Only in case of any difficulty to submit via email, two hard copies of the manuscripts should be sent to D.M. Nachane, Managing Editor, Journal of Quantitative Economics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Gen. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400065, India.

12.1          Authors residing outside India may send the hardcopies of  manuscripts either to the Managing Editor in India or to any one of the following Associate Editors:


Professor T.N. Srinivasan, Department of Economics, Yale University, Box 1987, Yale Station, New Haven, Conn., 06520, U.S.A.


Professor Aman Ullah, Graduate School of Management, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, Calif., 92521, U.S.A.


Professor  David E.A. Giles, Department of Economics, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3050, Victoria B.S., Canada V8W 3P5


Professor Amartya Sen, The Master’s Lodge, Trinity College, Cambridge CB2, 1TQ, England.

Professor Maxwell King, Department of Econometrics, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.


13.  Books for review should be sent to D.M. Nachane, Managing Editor, Journal of Quantitative Economics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Gen. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400065, India.


Citation and Reference Style:


A.    Citation in text

1.      Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).

2.      Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

·         This stream of literature offers many useful insights (Sen 1990).

·         A frequently used test introduced by Sargan and Bhargava (1983), 

·         This result is well documented in the literature (Abbott 1991; Bulow 1985a, 1985b, 1996; Becker and Seligman 1996; Kreps et al. 1999).

3.      Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full.

4.      Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text.

5.      Citation of a reference as ‘forthcoming’ implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

B.     References

1.      In the references list, references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same Author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication. Examples:

a) Reference to journal publications:


Razin, A., E. Sadka and Chi-Wa Yuen (1999) “An Information-Based Model of Foreign Direct Investment: The Gains from Trade Revisited”, International Tax and Public Finance, 6(4), 579-596


Stiglitz, J.E. and A. Weiss (1981) “Credit Rationing in Markets with Imperfect Information”, American and Economic Review, 71(3), 393-410



b) Reference to books/monographs/reports:

Arrow, K.J. (1971) Essays in the Theory of Risk Bearing, Markham Publishing Co., Chicago

Government of India (2009) A Hundred Small Steps: Report of the Committee on Financial Sector Reforms, Government of India, Planning Commission, New Delhi

c) Reference to chapters in an edited book:

Brunner, K. and A. H. Melzer (1990) “Money supply”, in Friedman, B.M. and F. H. Hahn (Eds.) Handbook of Monetary Economics, Vol. 1, North-Holland, Amsterdam

Feldstein, M. S. (1977) “Social Security and Private Savings: International Evidence in an Extended Life-Cycle Model”, in Feldstein, M.S. and R.P. Inman (Eds.) The Economics of Public Savings, Macmillan, London


d) Reference to working papers:

Feldstein, M. S. (2011) The Euro and European Economic Conditions, NBER Working Papers 17617, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Prettner, K., Bloom, D. E. and Strulik, H. (2012) Declining Fertility and Economic Well-Being: Do Education and Health Ride to the Rescue?, IZA Discussion Papers 6527, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)


  1. Web references:

The full URL and the date when the reference was last accessed must be given. If any further information is known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), that also should also be given.


  1. References to data sets:

a)      The author name, the year of publication of the data, the name or title of the dataset, and the name of the database (if applicable) must be given in the list of references.

b)      When referencing datasets from website,  name of the provider hosting the data, the year the data were posted, the name or title of the dataset, the name of the database (if applicable), the date when the data were last accessed, and any other information necessary to retrieve the data must be given in the list of references.